Final Announcement and Registration:


30th March to 1st April, 1998
St John's College, York

Organised by (UK and Republic of Ireland)
in cooperation with

The Seventh International Conference on Numerical Combustion will focus on the integration of theory, modelling, and numerical implementation in the fundamental study and technological application of combustion phenomena.

Advances in computational algorithms and hardware, and in theoretical methods continue to have a revolutionary impact in challenging major difficulties in the study of combustion. Physically applicable, efficient, and accurate numerical solution of complex combustion phenomena, their associated theory and modelling, and their relationship to experiment, are the subjects of the conference.


The University College of Ripon and York St John (or simply, St John's College) is close to the centre of the historic walled city of York in the north of England. The college provides attractive conference facilities with accommodation in good quality student apartments or in nearby hotels. York is easily accessible by train from London (two hours from Kings Cross Station) and, via a direct rail connection, from Manchester International Airport.


The themes of the conference include, but are by no means limited to:


Philip Colella
(Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.)
"Adaptive Numerical Methods and Models for Low-Mach Number Combustion"
Anne Dowling
University of Cambridge
"Thermo Acoustic Oscillations"
Vincent Giovangigli
Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
"Multicomponent Transport in Flames"
Rupert Klein
Universität Wuppertal, Germany
"Numerical Techniques for Low-Speed and High-Speed Premixed Combustion"
Takashi Niioka
Tohoku University, Japan
"Stretch-Extinction and Radiation-Extinction of Counterflow Premixed and Diffusion Flames"
Richard Yetter
(Princeton University)
Detailed Modelling of Multi-Phase Combustion Phenomena in and around Chemically Reacting Particles


Minisymposia have been organised on the following topics:

Instabilities in Premixed and Diffusion Flames
Microgravity Combustion
Mechanisms of Gas-Phase Deflagration to Detonation Transition - 3 sessions
Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Premixed Flames
Solid Propellant Burning
Efficient Numerical Methods and Reduction Techniques for Coupled Flow and Chemistry
Numerical Simulation of Droplet and Particle Combustion


The Seventh International Conference on Numerical Combustion will bring together research and design engineers, and scientists specialising in computational techniques, mathematics and physics, who are interested in the interdisciplinary area of "numerical combustion."

The conference will highlight the mutual interaction between designers, experimentalists, computational experts, and mathematicians in the development of new ideas and methods in the study and industrial application of all aspects of combustion.


At the tourist office in York station you should ask for directions to "the University College of Ripon and York St John". The college is about a 20 minute walk from the station, or about a 3.00 taxi fare. A map is also available.


Your registration fee covers attendance at the conference, a wine reception on the evening of Sunday 29th March, use of conference facilities including electronic mail, the book of abstracts, lunches in college, and refreshments during the conference.

Please let the conference organisers know well in advance of the meeting if you will need more than standard OHP or slide-projector facilities for your presentation.


Registration at St John's College will begin at 3:00pm on the afternoon of Sunday 29th March 1998, and will be followed by the wine reception at 6:00pm. The remainder of the conference programme includes a large number of contributed presentations and posters, as well as minisymposium presentations and plenary lectures.

The full programme is currently being prepared for presentation on these conference's internet pages. Details will also be distributed by e-mail to registered participants.


An on-line form for registration is available.


The 7th ICNC will be the first major international scientific conference organised by SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) outside of North America. This has been made possible by the creation of a new section of SIAM based in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland


Local Committee:

John Dold- Mathematics Department, UMIST, Manchester
John Brindley- Mathematics Department, University of Leeds
Andy McIntosh- Fuel and Energy Department, University of Leeds

Steering Committee Members:

Roland Borghi John Buckmaster
Sebastian Candel Stuart Cant
Vincent Giovangigli Robert Kee
Bernard Larrouturou Elaine Oran
Norbert Peters Bernd Rogg
Mitchell Smooke D Scott Stewart
Tadao Takeno Juergen Warnatz
Charles Westbrook Forman Williams

Return to 7th ICNC Index to web-pages.
[ 19th January, 1998 - ]